NEW BRITAIN. A NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY, BY MR. ELLIS, TO A COUNTRY SO CALLED BY ITS INHABITANTS, DISCOVERED IN THE VAST PLAIN OF THE MISSOURI, IN NORTH AMERICA, AND INHABITED BY A PEOPLE OF BRITISH ORIGIN, WHO LIVE UNDER AN EQUITABLE SYSTEM OF SOCIETY, PRODUCTIVE OF PECULIAR INDEPENDENCE AND HAPPINESS, ALSO, SOME ACCOUNT OF THEIR CONSTITUTION, LAWS, INSTITUTIONS, CUSTOMS AND PHILOSOPHICAL OPINIONS: TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF THEIR HISTORY FROM THE TIME OF THEIR DEPARTURE FROM GREAT BRITAIN. London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers' Court, Ludgate Street, 1820. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-336, rebound in quarter brown calf and boards, new leather spine label. First edition. One of the earliest nineteenth century utopian lost race novels. "An ideal society with elements of a lost-race situation. The author attempts to depict a state that is ultimately based on the application of reason to the varied problems of life: economics, society, politics, sex, and religion ... A readable, pleasant account." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 657. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel E3. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 57. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 313. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 37-8. Teitler and Locke (2013) 383. Bleiler (1978), p. 68. Reginald 04803. Howes E118. Sabin 22299. An attractive copy with clean interior. A scarce book. (#150763).

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